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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen

  • Travel to Balmoral Castle via a scenic route that takes in plenty of attractions
  • Get insight into the history and culture of the region from your guide
  • Option to add on a visit to a local whisky distillery (at own expense)
Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
From $66.08
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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
From $66.08
Take a trip to Balmoral Castle without the hassle of travel planning on this guided tour from Aberdeen. In a small group of no more than seven people, take a scenic route across the River Dee, past the Bridge of Feugh waterfall and through the small village of Aboyne on your way to the Royal Family's Highland holiday home. At leisure, explore the castle and estate (admission not included) and round out your trip with an optional whisky distillery tour (own expense).
What to Expect
From Aberdeen we travel West following the River Dee. See and hear about this historic Glen and enjoy a visit to Balmoral Castle, Highland Holiday home of the Royal Family.
Our tour starts from Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre.
We travel through Aberdeen's West end seeing the grand granite houses then along the North Deeside Road. We cross over the river Dee to the Bridge of Feugh waterfall to see if we can catch a glimpse of the salmon jumping up the falls.We then continue travelling through Banchory, Aboyne. 
Heading deeper up Deeside we do a photo Stop at Crathie Kirk. This Church has been used by the Royal family for worship since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert discovered and bought Balmoral Castle & Estate. 
Our main visit of the day is Balmoral Castle(entry fee required). There is free time for a tour of Balmoral Castle Ballroom and grounds. This will also be our lunch stop.
There is also an optional visit to Lochnagar Distillery(entry fee required), for a tour of the distillery and a “wee dram”(shot of Whisky)
We then return to Aberdeen Visitor, Inverurie & Huntly Information Centre.
Our Aberdeen Royal Deeside & Balmoral tour takes around 7.5 hrs.
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile
Well worth visit

My long overdue review. This was a well worth tour. We met at the visitor center and our tour guide walked in wearing a kilt and I knew somehow the rest of my day will be spectacular and I was not disappointed. The tour was...More

3  Thank Eloisa31
Reviewed June 4, 2018
Wonderful day out

I took this tour from Aberdeen and had a fantastic day. Karl was an informative and entertaining host who seemed to genuinely enjoy showing us around. He was full of great stories and tips for sightseeing. Aside from visiting Balmoral, what I most enjoyed were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank TajGirl
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile
Beautiful day at Balmoral with a fantastic tour guide

The best part of this tour is Karl. I took various tours from different companies during my recent visit to Scotland (all were very good) but Karl was by far the best tour guide I had. During the tour he showed deep knowledge of the...More

1  Thank trotamundos1985
Reviewed May 25, 2018
Fantastic Day Out

We had a wonderful day out with Karl as our tour guide. He was informative and responsive to passenger interests. We saw more than we expected, but never felt rushed. I highly recommend Aberdeen-Tours to anyone visiting Aberdeen.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank WriterWithSuitcase
Reviewed May 19, 2018
One of the best day trips I have ever taken

We went in a small group with a very experienced guide on a day of a royal wedding. What impressed me was the high quality of the excursion. I am very grateful to our guide Karl. If you reading this feedback, Karl, thank you very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Larisa M
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